Nausicaa.net is reporting that Toshio Suzuki has stepped down as the president of Studio Ghibli effective today, February 1, 2008, and will be replaced by Koji Hoshino. Hoshino was the former president of Walt Disney Japan, and has worked with Studio Ghibli since Disney began releasing Studio Ghibli films on home video in 1996. Suzuki […]
A 43-year old Japanese man has erected a statue of Totoro at a bus stop in the city of Sankai in the Nagasaki prefecture (original Japanese article with picture here). Yoshiyuki Yamamichi constructed the statue out of scrap materials “to improve the image of the area.” Thus far, no Catbus has stopped to pick up […]
GhibliWorld.com has published Cartoon Brew about how Studio Ghibli, and specifically the work of director Hayao Miyazaki, has affected the films made by Pixar Animation Studios. Casarosa discusses how he discovered Miyazaki, how Miyazaki’s films have affected his work personally and the work of the studio, the differences between American and Japanese animated movie production, […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting the details on the “Sora wo Tobu” (Fly the Skies) collaboration between Studio Ghibli and Japan Airlines (JAL), which will include a selected schoolchild’s drawing being painted on a JAL Boeing 787, screenings of Porco Rosso and the short film “Kuso no Sora Tobu Kikai-tachi” (Fancy Flying Machines) on select JAL flights, […]
Nausicaa.net has posted the English voice cast of Tales from Earthsea, naming Timothy Dalton as Sparrowhawk (Ged), Willem Dafoe as Cob, Matt Levin as Arren, Cheech Marin as Hare, and Mariska Hargitay as Tenar. There is still no official North American release date for the movie in theaters or on DVD.
Nausicaa.net has posted a few more details about Ponyo on a Cliff, Hayao Miyazaki’s next animated film currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2008. The movie will supposedly feature parent/child relationships as a central theme of the film, and was inspired by the elder Miyazaki’s musings on his contentious relationship with his son […]